Durkins Freight

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jmarksbery, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

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    :wave: Hi everyone, been busy with house work and yard work but got a little time for modeling also. Here is a Bachman freight station I bashed together. I didn't realize till I was almost done that this is the same one Drew used to do the Marksberry Feed Co. Now you have 2 versions of the same kit to show how different they can look. This one is named for a good friend of mine. I made small changes in the building itself, rearranged and made larger some dock and added a new section to the rail side of the building. Here's a few shots:
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    This shows the rail side and the faded signs:
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    Another sign on this end shot:
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    This is the entrance view of the building, old man Durkin dosn't allow smoking in his office and some one threw a lighted cigar butt in the trash can and look what happened. (don't ask what really happened :oops: )
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    a close up, yes it is really burnt
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    I beefed up the little crane to look like it could do some work.
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    The building in the background is Tuckers Taxi, it is scratch built from plans by Jim Mooney's Karl's Kab and I will show it as soon as I get some taxi's done. It is quite interesting. Later :D Jim
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  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Another fantastic looking structure and mini-scene Jim. The details are great
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Wow Jim, fantastic. As usual, your attention to detail is outstanding. :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Good to see you.:wave::wave:
  4. Zman

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    Wow. Fantastic craftsmanship!
  5. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    Swwweeettt!!!
  6. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

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    :eek: :thumb: :cool: I like the burnt bit, and the rusty roof above it. :thumb:
  7. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Looks great Jim. :thumb:
    Sorry I just have to ask. How did you do the burnt window? Inquiring minds want to know.
  8. petepuma

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    It looks great! I wonder what those LPB's are thinking? "oops..."
  9. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    Excellent diorama Jim.
    Way to go. :thumb: :thumb:
  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Another jmarksbery fine quality product! Yes!
    Ralph
  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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  12. Papa Bear

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    Nice work, Jim! I have that same station on my layout. I kept mine pretty close to the original with only some paint and weathering. Your's looks great!
  13. jmarksbery

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    :wave: Thanks everyone, it was fun to do. And now for the burnt window. :oops: I often get impatient, such as watching paint dry, sooooo when I paint something and can't wait, I will stick it in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm it up thus the paint cures quick. Well I forgot I had already wired it for the lighting :oops: and when I hit the start button :oops: :eek: sparks flew :curse: cating the window on fire!! :rolleyes: You can read in the rest. :p Jim
  14. interurban

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    Jim, that`s fantastic, burnt bit and all.

    Detail Detail!!! :thumb:
  15. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    Wellll...It DID light up! :rolleyes:
    :thumb:

    We each have are moments.
    The house still stands, all are still alive, the microwave still works...
    It's All good!!

    Those things still are... right?